|Malaria in the Americas Forum|
November 6 – Malaria Day in the Americas
WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2008 9AM to 12:30 PM
WHERE: Room B, Pan American Health Organization Regional Headquarters, in Washington, D. C. 525 Twenty-Third Street, NW Washington, D. C. 20037
PAHO is located just four blocks from the Foggy Bottom/GW metro station.
WHO: The Malaria in the Americas Forum will be moderated by Dr. Jim Sherry, Director and Department Chair, Center for Global Health (George Washington University).
The Welcome Address will be delivered by Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Area manager, Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control (PAHO).
Following a brief documentary, the forum will feature the following speakers:
Climate Change and Malaria
Dr. Stephen Connor, Director, Environmental Monitoring Program and PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on Climate Sensitive Diseases, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Dr. Matthew Lynch, Vice Chair, Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board and Program Director, Global Program on Malaria at Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
Borders and Health Diplomacy
Dr. Trenton Ruebush, Senior Malaria Advisor, United States Agency for International Development
The Honorable Izben C. Williams, Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to The United States of America and The Organization of American States
Lessons Learned and Future Needs
Dr. Keith Carter, Regional Advisor on Malaria, Communicable Diseases (PAHO)
Dr. David Smith, Associate Director for Disease Ecology, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
Discussions will address:
For more information on Malaria Day in the Americas 2008 or details of commemoration activities being observed in other countries (including the Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Jamaica, Guyana and Peru) please visit: http://www.paho.org/english/ad/dpc/cd/mal-day-08.htm.
PAHO, founded in 1902, works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of their peoples. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization